Shilpa Gadwal

Shilpa Gadwal

Shilpa Gadwal has been with ASM since March 2015 in her role as a Career Advancement Fellow. She took her passion of career development in trainees and created an online  hub for ASM’s career resources and articles. She received her B.S in the Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

home office LPPutting together a fellowship application may seem intimidating, but there are many skills you get from applying for fellowships. Applying for one can help you develop necessary science writing skills, help you understand how to “sell” your project, and teach you how to implement ideas on how to use the funding.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:45

4 Tips for Getting an Industry Postdoc

Two Scientists Plates LPHave you considered doing a postdoc in industry and currently applying? Are you applications be turned away? Try to network well before applying & tailor your application materials. Read more tips to help you get an industry postdoc. Happy applying!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:15

Factors to Consider for Industry Postdocs

Test Tubes Final2Are you in between academia and industry, and need help deciding which path to go down? We describe the opportunities and challenges of joining industry with a microbiology background - some of which include plenty resources and opportunities for growth, while the downsides are restrictions on what and when to share.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:42

Scientific Writing and Social Media

mobile phone Career LPDid you know that sharing your science on social media channels can help you make connections? Read more about the benefits of sharing science on social media.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 13:33

Scientific Writing and Social Media

Did you know that sharing your science on social media channels can help you make connections? Read more about the benefits of sharing science on social media.


Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:27

How to Prioritize Projects in a Corporate Company

now Career HPPrioritization is something we all do daily, yet most of us never take time to formally develop the skill. We choose to go with our gut feeling, or what “makes sense” at the time. In the corporate world, your work impacts the effectiveness of the business as a whole and resources can be limited. It’s imperative to align your work with the broader goals of the organization and to learn how to strategically prioritize projects so that you achieve the best results and tackle the most important projects first. We give you tips on how to start prioritizing your projects in a corporate company.

Person and Microscope LPFor beginner researchers, you want to do every experiment and work on many projects, and that can lead to long work days and early fatigue in graduate school. We describe four tips on how to manage your time in the research lab so you can achieve a work-life balance and be more productive.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:18

Presentation Tips: A Page From Teaching

Presentation LPPresenting at a conference has many challenges. As a presenter, you need to succinctly deliver a presentation that touches on 1 or 2 takeaways and covers the diverse viewpoints in the room. The audience chose to attend your presentation with the intention to learn about--and use--the information you share. So how do you increase learning for your audience when presenting at a conference? We discuss 4 ways.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:28

Redefined by Academia and Parenthood

Parent Hand Baby Feet Career LPWe share insights from someone who was a mom and transitioning out of academia. She shares her story on how she found her career passion and what being a mom while pursuing her career goals was like. She hopes her story can inspire others to redefine their own identities and to share their experiences towards increasing transparency about academia and parenthood.

MTS Career LPASM was at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) to capitalize on the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) buzz and raise awareness of the microbial sciences. Our volunteers were at the ASM exhibit booth, workshops and career sessions. We talk about the activities at the booth and how you can do science outreach.

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